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Partner Event: Global Markets – Business Opportunities and Resources

April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am

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Global Markets –
Business Opportunities and Resources


Procurement Academy is a series of six workshops focused on various aspects of contracting. These workshops serve to facilitate the business growth and development of entrepreneurs in Fairfax County and the region.


Explore company growth by looking outside the U.S. and identify resources to find, screen and work with new partners to open up international business opportunities.

Aimed at helping businesses expand into overseas markets, this workshop will provide guidance on global business development best practices, risk mitigation, the legal and financial implications of exporting, strategies for leveraging state and federal resources, and tips on how to find funding.




7:15 am
Registration and networking breakfast

8:00 am
Karen Smaw, director, business diversity, Fairfax County
Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)

8:05 am
Opening remarks
Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO, FCEDA

8:20 am
Aaron Miller, International Trade Manager, Virginia SBDC
Social Entrepreneurship, MAIS, George Mason University

8:40 am
Panel presentation
* Jan Mul, director, international marketing, FCEDA, moderator
* Satish Naidu, director, FCEDA Bangalore, India
* Markus van Tilburg, director, FCEDA Berlin, Germany
* Ian Metcalf, FCEDA London, United Kingdom
* Charles Kim, director, FCEDA Seoul, South Korea
* Yair Ephrati, director, FCEDA Tel Aviv, Israel

9:40 am
Elizabeth Thomas, business development specialist,
Export-Import Bank (EXIM) of the United States

10:15 am
Ellen Meinhart, International Trade Manager,
Virginia Department of Economic Development

10:45 am
Adjourn and business networking
April 25, 2017

7:15 AM – 10:30 AM


3170 Fairview Park Drive

Falls Church, VA 22042

Free garage parking is available.


There is no charge, but registration is required.

For more information or to register, please click here.

Partner Event: Global Markets – Business Opportunities and Resources


April 25, 2017
7:00 am - 10:30 am
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3170 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
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